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OnePlus reveals several OnePlus 8 series specs: Expect a notable speed bump

OnePlus has a reputation for fast, smooth devices, and here's how the OnePlus 8 series will achieve that.

Published onMarch 31, 2020

OnePlus 8 Leaked Render Side View

We’ve seen plenty of OnePlus 8 series leaks and heard loads of rumors in the last few months, but OnePlus itself has now detailed a few important upcoming specs in a forum post.

More specifically, the company has confirmed that it’ll be using the latest LPDDR5 RAM standard, UFS 3.0 storage, and the Snapdragon 865 processor. The latter isn’t a surprise, as it’s Qualcomm’s top-end SoC for 2020. This of course means the phones will have a 5G modem too, as the modem is bundled with the processor. But the company previously confirmed that it was going “all-in” on 5G.

“Having announced our upcoming 120Hz Fluid Display back in January, today I want to focus on what sits beneath that stunning, true-to-life screen – our most powerful setup to date: the Snapdragon 865 SoC, coupled with LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0, for a dramatic increase in system performance, while reducing power consumption,” reads an excerpt of a post by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau.

UFS 3.0 storage isn’t new for the series, as the OnePlus 7T series had it, for one. But Lau also noted that they’ve added two new storage technologies in Turbo Write and Host Performance Booster.

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“Turbo Write uses the upper section of the ROM’s storage as a high-speed read/write interval. Here, in theory, each read/write will enter this high-speed buffer, and then proceed to the next command of data transfer,” the executive explains. Meanwhile, the Host Performance Booster feature apparently improves random read performance “after extended use.”

The OnePlus CEO says they’ve also been pushing for more software optimizations, saying they’ve had a so-called FSE team (Fast, Smooth, Efficient) since 2016.

There’s no doubt that we can expect the company to reveal more OnePlus 8 series details in the lead up to the official launch. But for now, you can visit our OnePlus 8 rumor hub at the previous link.

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